“We’re Stuck Having the Same Conversations” on Women in Agriculture


Derogatory time durations have been forged at Megz Reynolds after she requested on social media why the narrative of a “farm spouse” continues to be pushed. 

She additionally acquired A lot of constructive feedagain. However she said The general response goes To level out how caught Inside the mud the enterprise stays.

Reynolds, Who’s involved in agriculture (she farms grain shut to Kyle, Sask.), manufacturing, and consulting, tweeted her frustration:

Why are so many in agriculture nonetheless pushing the ‘Farm Wife’ narrative?

Current me one other enterprise the place the spouse is labelled and outlined be her husbands roll?

Let’s acknowledge womales as people not extensions of their husbands.

— Megz Reynolds (@MegzReynolds) September 24, 2021

She’s not new to being Inside The general public eye. She’s vocal on social media and ran for the Conservative nomination for Cypress Hills-Grasslands in 2019 (which now-MP Jeremy Patzer gained).

“I am used to some pushagain on A pair of of the stuff I say. I really feel if somefactor, it simply spotlights the modifications that do Want to happen when womales convey factors to consideration and are attacked for doing so. What’s extra irritating is That is nonetheless the place we’re at in agriculture.”

Reynolds Does not have somefactor incorrect with womales who Want To imagine A regular position.

“This was by no means To place down the time period ‘farm spouse’ or to make womales really feel like That is not one factor that They Want to Be In a place to aspire to, if That is what empowers them And the method They ought to outline themselves,” Reynolds said. “It is extra that I would like people Inside the enterprise to ask A woman how she Desires to outline herself, what her involvemalest is Inside the farm.”

There is An prolonged Method to go till That time is reached, Reynolds believes.

“I really feel like we’re caught having The identical dialogs. We’re Starting to see extra people, and extra males Get entangled Inside the dialog. However we nonetheless have womales That are stepping again from the enterprise or utterly leaving the enterprise As a Outcome of Of Attending to Deal with non-cease sexism, sexual harassmalest, really feeling unsafe at farm reveals, not really feeling snug to do their position and to be safely supported To take movement by The agency they work for And by no means really feeling snug to not name out this behaviour when it occurs because they’re apprehensive They are going to lose their jobs.”

Reynolds added that All of it begins with Making a dialog Throughout The drawback, and “conveying that spotlight to one factor that Want to be talked about and pretty frankly Should differ.”